Occupational Heat Illness Educator | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,061.00 - $7,587.00 monthly
Internal Number: JC-351111
The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by disseminating information and building partnerships to prevent and mitigate heat-related illness and advance health equity, particularly among California workers.
The HPS I works under the direction of the Public Health Medical Officer III, Chief of the Occupational Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program (OHSEP). The HPS I functions as a highly skilled technical program consultant and works with the HPS II and other Occupational Health Branch (OHB) staff in the planning, implementation, and dissemination of outreach and education to employers and their employees about preventing and mitigating heat-related illness. The HPS I collaborates with the HPS II in developing methods and strategies to reach smaller employers, employers in high-risk industries, and those employing vulnerable worker populations. The HPS I collaborates with other CDPH staff, local health departments and other state, local, or federal agencies to coordinate efforts to conduct outreach and education about prevention and mitigation of heat-related illness among workers. The HPS I presents health education materials and methods to workers and community health educators, epidemiologists, public health experts, and the community, and creates and updates education, training and outreach materials for dissemination. The HPS I applies findings to assist the OHSEP Chief and other collaborating staff in developing recommendations for prevention and management of occupational heat-related illness. The HPS I collaborates with other health education specialists in OHB in health education and outreach methods and strategies to prevent extreme heat risks in indoor and outdoor settings.
This position is flexible (based on the need of business), it can be hybrid, telework-centered, or office-centered in compliance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is required and must be included.
Statement of Qualifications -
Please see Statement of Qualifications instructions below at end of posting. Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SOQ will not be scored/reviewed.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Statement of Qualifications
Include a concise, well-written 1–2-page Statement of Qualifications that:
Describes why you are interested in this position.
Details how your education, experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities have prepared you for the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Describes relevant experience in planning and collaborating with health education and outreach efforts, evaluation studies, and public health activities of a highly developed scope and complex nature; developing partnerships and communicating with diverse stakeholder audiences; and developing and maintaining websites and communications materials.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Education and/or experience in health education and/or health communications.
Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting and to establish effective working relationships.
At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.
The Human Resources Division (HRD) partners with CDPH’s programs and management to provide guidance and consultative services on HR matters that are necessary for the Department to carry out its mission to deliver quality public health services.